Students at Whitby School of Music follow a conservatory program regardless of their level, for Piano, Violin, Voice, Guitar, Clarinet and Saxophone through technique, sight-reading and weekly repertoire assignments.
Those wishing to complete an exam can choose to follow the Conservatory Canada or Royal Conservatory of Music curriculum.
Conservatory Canada is a music education organization and examining system, formally incorporated in 1997 as the result of the merger of The Western Board of Music and the Western Ontario Conservatory of Music.
Conservatory Canada is one of the few music examining bodies in the world that offers "virtual" examinations, called eExams. For advanced grades, CC allows students the option of selecting to do their exams in two parts.
Conservatory Canada offers both a classical and a contemporary curriculum for a variety of instruments including piano, voice, guitar, violin, and musical theory from Introductory Level through Grade 10, Associate and Licentiate Diplomas.
Students completing CC Grade 7 and 8 practical and theory examinations are able to earn Grade 11 and 12 High School music credits.
ROYAL CONSERVATORY OF MUSIC
The RCM Certificate Program curriculum begins with the Preparatory Level(s), followed by Levels 1 through 10 and concludes with the Associate Diploma of The Royal Conservatory of Music (ARCT). A Licenciate Diploma of The Royal Conservatory of Music (LRCM) is available for piano.
Not only does the curriculum teach the essential elements of musical training but it also encourages students’ enthusiasm for music, empowers artistic expression and celebrates achievements.
The certificate program focuses mainly on classical music, though opportunities to play jazz, folk and popular music are included within the program’s framework. RCM’s classical training provides the strongest possible foundation upon which to continue a student’s musical journey.
Students completing RCM Grade 7 and 8 practical and theory examinations are able to earn Grade 11 and 12 High School music credits.